Global Studies Program
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE (AA)
The Global Studies program is predicated on the notion that solutions to local, national, and international issues are found not within the confines of a particular field, but at the boundaries and within the union of disciplines. This implies that the program is interdisciplinary. Gaining an understanding of global social, economic, political, historical systems which are anchored in the differing philosophical and religious traditions will help the student appreciate the commonality of all human aspirations irrespective of location. The appreciation of diversity of human cultures and traditions is the core value which enables program graduates to work and succeed in our global Society.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - Graduates of this program will have the opportunity to:
ALL CSN COURSES TRANSFER; HOWEVER, THOSE WITH “B” SUFFIXES SPECIFICALLY DO NOT TRANSFER TO NSC, UNLV, AND UNR. IN SUBJECT AREA LISTED BELOW WHERE SPECIFIC COURSE NUMBERS ARE NOT LISTED, CONSULT A COUNSELOR/ADVISOR TO ENSURE TRANSFERABILITY OF ALL COURSES.
- Through oral and/or written arguments present logically and internally consistent arguments from a variety of sides of a contemporary global issue or event.
- Analyze, reformulate issues, and proffer solutions using the art of compassionate critical thinking.
- Through oral and/or written argument demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of global events.
- Through oral and/or written arguments demonstrate an appreciation that people the world over face many of the same global issues despite their diverse values and traditions.
Courses with “G” suffixes are designated Honors level courses and can be used to fulfill equivalent general education requirements.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35 Credits):
ENGLISH: ENG 100 or 101 or 113 and 102 or 114, 6 Credits.
LITERATURE: ENG 223 or above, 3 Credits.
FINE ARTS: ART, DAN 101, Music, THTR, 3 Credits.
HUMANITIES: COM 101, 3 Credits.
SOCIAL SCIENCES: ECON 103, WMST 113, 3 Credits.
ANALYTICAL THINKING: PHIL 102, 3 Credits.
MATHEMATICS: MATH 120, 124, 132 or above, 3 Credits.
LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES: (Two courses from the following, one must include a lab): AST, BIOL, CHEM 105 or above, ENV 101, GEOG 103, 104, 117, 7 Credits.
U.S. AND NEVADA CONSTITUTIONS: 4-6 Credits.
PSC 101, or
HIST 101 and HIST 102, or
SPECIAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 Credits):
ANTH 201 People and Culture of the World, 3 Credits.
GEOG 106 World Geography, 3 Credits.
HIST 209 World History II, 3 Credits.
PHIL 207 Social and Political Philosophy OR PHIL 210 World Religions, 3 Credits.
PSC 231 World Politics, 3 Credits.
SOC 205 Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies, 3 Credits.
International Languages: (Two courses in the same language) 6-8 Credits.
Plus 3 credits from the following:
CAPSTONE COURSE IN GLOBAL STUDIES: In consultation with Department Chair.
ECON 295 Special Topics in Economics 1-3 Credits.
HIST 295 Topical Issues in History 1-3 Credits.
PHIL 295 Topical Issues in Philosophy 1-3 Credits.
PSC 295 Topical Issues in Political Science 1-3 Credits.
WMST 295 Special Topics 1-3 Credits.